Sixth Positive COVID-19 Case in Sweetwater County Discovered in Green River

Sixth Positive COVID-19 Case in Sweetwater County Discovered in Green River

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GREEN RIVER — The sixth positive COVID-19 case in Sweetwater County was discovered Tuesday morning by a private lab used by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

The lab confirmed that a woman in her 40s, living in Green River, has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the six known cases in the county, this is the fifth discovered case in Green River.

According to the Sweetwater County Public Health, the woman is in fair condition and continues to manage her illness at home. Public Health added that the woman is related to the fourth case, a male in his 30s, living in Rock Springs.

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  • Follow Public Health Orders
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  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.

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